ICD-10-CM Code S60.859A

Superficial foreign body of unspecified wrist, initial encounter

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S60.859A is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of superficial foreign body of unspecified wrist, initial encounter. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S60.859A might also be used to specify conditions or terms like foreign body of skin of wrist, retained foreign body in wrist region, splinter of wrist, without major open wound, splinter of wrist, without major open wound, splinter of wrist, without major open wound, infected, superficial foreign body in wrist, etc

ICD-10:S60.859A
Short Description:Superficial foreign body of unspecified wrist, init encntr
Long Description:Superficial foreign body of unspecified wrist, initial encounter

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Foreign body of skin of wrist
  • Retained foreign body in wrist region
  • Splinter of wrist, without major open wound
  • Splinter of wrist, without major open wound
  • Splinter of wrist, without major open wound, infected
  • Superficial foreign body in wrist
  • Superficial foreign body of wrist without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of wrist without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial injury of wrist with infection
  • Superficial injury of wrist without infection

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code S60.859A is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 604 - TRAUMA TO THE SKIN, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE AND BREAST WITH MCC
  • 605 - TRAUMA TO THE SKIN, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE AND BREAST WITHOUT MCC

Convert S60.859A to ICD-9

  • 913.6 - Foreign body forearm (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers (S60-S69)
      • Superficial injury of wrist, hand and fingers (S60)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Foreign Bodies

If you've ever gotten a splinter or had sand in your eye, you've had experience with a foreign body. A foreign body is something that is stuck inside you but isn't supposed to be there. You may inhale or swallow a foreign body, or you may get one from an injury to almost any part of your body. Foreign bodies are more common in small children, who sometimes stick things in their mouths, ears, and noses.

Some foreign bodies, like a small splinter, do not cause serious harm. Inhaled or swallowed foreign bodies may cause choking or bowel obstruction and may require medical care.

  • Bezoar (Medical Encyclopedia)
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  • Foreign body in the nose (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Splinter removal (Medical Encyclopedia)

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